American Idol Winner and singer/songwriter Kris Allen is set to release his third full-length album “Horizons” next Tuesday, August 12. Kris’ past work includes his 2009 self-titled debut featuring the platinum-selling single “Live Like We’re Dying.” This marks Allen’s first independently released album and finds him reaching a new level of sophistication in his melody-minded songwriting while fully tapping into his natural grace as a singer and guitarist. “I feel like putting out an album is like buying someone a Christmas present in July,” says Kris. “You pick out just the right thing and get it packaged and ready to present. Then you have to wait. Well, the wait is almost up and I can’t stand to wait another minute for people to hear Horizons!” “Horizons” began with the spontaneous writing of “Beautiful & Wild,” one of the album’s most gently powerful tracks. Drawing inspiration from beloved artists like James Taylor and Paul Simon, “Horizons” is built on intensely intimate and inward-looking songs that ultimately take on a universal dimension, thanks entirely to Kris’ warmth and ingenuity. Check out the new single “Prove It To You,” featuring Lenachka!